Lost Flashbacks To Return

Thanks to Lascelles for the heads up.

Is Lost turning into That ’70s Show?

For now, at least, ABC’s sci-fi fantasy ended its time travel in 1977 — and if you haven’t watched this week’s episode yet, stop reading right here.

The reunion in Wednesday’s episode “sets the template for what the show’s going to be in the next phase of storytelling,” says executive producer Carlton Cuse. Kate, Jack and Hurley have rejoined Sawyer and Jin, disguised as new Dharma initiates; Sayid, deemed an island “hostile,” is imprisoned. “We’re kind of done with the rapid skipping through time for a while,” Cuse says.

In the seven remaining episodes (including a two-hour, game-changing finale May 13), he says the show asks, “What do they do now, and what are the consequences of that?”

First up is Sayid (Naveen Andrews), in a bit of role reversal. Says producer Damon Lindelof, “He was the one who first captured Ben, and now he’s behind bars as a Dharma prisoner,” with a young Ben offering him a sandwich. Future episodes fill in histories of Daniel Faraday and Miles Straum.

The show “becomes a lot more character-centric,” Lindelof says. “For those people who were more confused or scratching their heads” at the time-traveling, “it’s sort of normalized.”

A major focus is the new love triangle of Kate, Sawyer and Juliet. Juliet is living with Sawyer, mysteriously known as LaFleur, Dharma’s tan-jumpsuited security chief, in the ’70s. “Juliet’s aware that Kate’s return will cause problems,” Cuse says. Yet Jack, who vied with Sawyer for Kate and was engaged to her off the island — still carries a torch.

The recalibration of Lost will temper the show’s most confounding season yet, a relief to ABC executives.

“We long had this idea to do time-travel storytelling,” Cuse says. “But we were afraid that once we started implementing it, we would become a more overtly genre show and that we would lose viewers.” (They did: Lost is down 18% this season and faced a big test Wednesday in the season’s first matchup against American Idol). “We kind of expected some people to be turned off.”

But Lindelof, conceding viewers were frustrated, likens Lost to coursework: “College gets harder as you go on, and you’re now taking Advanced Lost.” For those who follow the drama for its rich character entanglements, “all that really matters is that (Sawyer) likes Juliet, Juliet likes him and now Kate is back. But the real hardcore fans want mythology.”

Producers promise more answers in coming episodes: How was Sayid captured to return to the island? How did Hurley learn about the Ajera flight that brought him there? And how will Sun, Ben and pilot Frank Lapidus reunite with their castmates?

Source: USA Today

Latest From Kristin

Thanks to b3rt4 for the heads up

WHAT’S TO COME

The love polygon lives. Sawyer and Juliet appear to be settled down, domestic and altogether fuzzy-wuzzy, but they have some struggles ahead. And don’t forget, as Sawyer announced in season one, “It’s about bunnies,” and the newly released Geronimo Jackson album cover agrees with him. And you know what bunnies Menang Ceme like to do, right?

Source: E!Online

Episode 5.12 – Dead Is Dead – Press Release

My source at ABC has just sent through this early press release for Episode 5.12

Episode F098 – “Dead is Dead”

BEN ATTEMPTS TO SUMMON THE SMOKE MONSTER IN ORDER TO BE JUDGED FOR SINS OF THE PAST

To atone for sins of the past, Ben must attempt to summon the smoke monster in order to be judged.

Written by Brian K. Vaughan & Elizabeth Sarnoff
Directed by Stephen Williams

Cast
Naveen Andrews as Sayid
Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond
Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson as Ben
Matthew Fox as Jack
Jorge Garcia as Hurley
Josh Holloway as Sawyer
Yunjin Kim as Sun
Ken Leung as Miles
Evangeline Lilly as Kate
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet
Terry O’Quinn as Locke

Guest Cast
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
Tania Raymonde as Alex
Sonya Walger as Penelope “Penny” Widmore
Alan Dale as Charles Widmore
Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus
Sterling Beaumon as young Ben
Zuleikha Robinson as Llana
Said Taghmaoui as Caesar
Melissa Farman as young Danielle Rousseau
Brad William Henke as Bram
Matt Hoffman as Jed

Source: DarkUFO

Episode 5.13 – Some Like It Hoth – Press Release

Here is another leaked early press release 🙂

Episode F099 – “Some Like It Hoth”

BEN IS TAKEN FROM THE INFIRMARY — WHICH RAISES SUSPICIONS ABOUT A POSSIBLE SECURITY BREACH, AND MILES IS FORCED TO WORK WITH HURLEY TO DELIVERING AN IMPORTANT PACKAGE TO A TOP DHARMA OFFICIAL

Suspicions about a possible breach intensify after Ben is taken from the infirmary, and a reluctant Miles is forced to work with Hurley when he’s asked to deliver an important package to a top Dharma official.

Written by Melinda Hsu Taylor & Greggory Nations
Directed by Jack Bender

Cast
Naveen Andrews as Sayid
Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond
Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson as Ben
Matthew Fox as Jack
Jorge Garcia as Hurley
Josh Holloway as Sawyer
Yunjin Kim as Sun
Ken Leung as Miles
Evangeline Lilly as Kate
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet
Terry O’Quinn as Locke

Guest Cast
Francois Chau as Dr. Pierre Chang
Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit
Doug Hutchinson as Horace Goodspeed
Patrick Fischler as Phil
Jon Gries as Roger Linus
Eric Lange as Radzinsky
Leslie Ishii as Lara
Brad William Henke as Bram
Dean Norris as Howard Gray
Tim DeZam as Trevor
Lance Ho as young Miles
Linda Rose Herman as Evelyn

Source: DarkUFO

Episode 5.15 – Follow The Leader – Press Release

And here is another one 🙂

Episode F101 – “Follow the Leader”

JACK AND KATE FAIL TO AGREE ON THE BEST DIRECTION TO TAKE TO SAVE THEIR FELLOW ISLAND SURVIVORS, AND SAWYER AND JULIET COME UNDER SCRUTINY FROM THE DHARMA INITIATIVE

Jack and Kate find themselves at odds over the direction to take to save their fellow island survivors, Locke further solidifies his stance as leader of “The Others,” and Sawyer and Juliet come under scrutiny from the Dharma Initiative.

Written by Paul Zbyszewski & Elizabeth Sarnoff
Directed by Stephen Williams

Cast
Naveen Andrews as Sayid
Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond
Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday
Michael Emerson as Ben
Matthew Fox as Jack
Jorge Garcia as Hurley
Josh Holloway as Sawyer
Yunjin Kim as Sun
Ken Leung as Miles
Evangeline Lilly as Kate
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet
Terry O’Quinn as Locke

Guest Cast
Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert
Francois Chau as Dr. Pierre Chang
Doug Hutchison as Horace Goodspeed
Patrick Fischler as Phil
Eric Lange as Radzinsky
David S. Lee as younger Charles Widmore
Alice Evans as younger Eloise Hawking
Leslie Ishii as Lara
Sebastian Siegel as Erik
Kevin Chapman as Mitch
Elisabeth Blake as Vanessa
William Makozak as Captain Bird
Victoria Goring as mother
Maya Henssens as young girl

Source: DarkUFO

Latest From Kristin

Thanks to b3rt4, GreekCharmed, Liesbeth and Wanderin’ Wildman for the heads up.

File this under shamelessly unconfirmed rumors too juicy not to share…

A couple of Lost characters are getting married.

According to a Hawaii-based source, Lost is currently seeking extras to play guests at a wedding on Monday. And if you’re unaware, this is season-finale shooting time, give or take a few production days, so this wedding (if it happens) could very well be a key plot point, not just some throwaway background moment.

Lost weddings are few and far between—we’ve seen Jack and Sarah’s (Julie Bowen) nuptials and the day Kate got hitched to Kevin Callis (Nathan Fillion)—so we know that every such scene has major import for the series, right?

Who could be getting married? Is it Dharma lovers Juliet and Jim? Could Jack and Kate be unbreaking their engagement? Vote in our Lost Wedding Poll below and then post your theories in the comments!

Source: E!Online